12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stroll around Sibelius Monument, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island and then kick your exploration up a notch at Flowpark Turku.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turku tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): examine the collection at Moomin Museum, see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, and then examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at National Police Museum, then examine the collection at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tampere online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tampere to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in December, expect Levi to be a bit cooler, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi journey planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."